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1212Historical drama  
BROADER CONCEPT
SCOPE NOTE
  • Subdivision of drama that draws on history in order to throw light on events or people that determined the course of a nation or a certain period. In ages of crisis or major developments, didactics and the enhancement of national identity and continuity of peoples play a prominent role, while during the 20th century playwrights exploited historical material to trace its relations to the contemporary social reality and to delve into philosophical or existential questions.
SOURCE
  • Λεξικό 2007
  • Χατζηπανταζής 2006
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Goulis Helen (AA)
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URI
https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/1212
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